Lavrio Port Greece - Information about the town of Lavrio

Where is the port of Lavrio

Location of Lavrion

The port of Lavrion is located at the southeast tip of Attika, about 35 miles from the center of Athens. (use the interactive map above to zoom in/out)

Lavrio since antiquity has been a center of mining for the area of Attica (Athens). The port is a large commercial one but also has a much more picturesque area for leisure boats and fishing boats.
As the port is much better located, facing the Cyclades, as compared to the port of Athens (Piraeus), it has over the last years increased the number of leisure travellers starting their journey to the islands from here. Another point which makes the port of Lavrion interesting for leisure travellers is the fact that it is closer to the airport than Piraeus port is.
The town has quite a few restaurants that are frequented by locals which you could check out. Over the weekends the restaurants may be a bit crowded as many Athenians do take day trips to Sounion and Lavrion as a combination.
Most common though is that travellers are just passing though and boarding their ships to the Aegean islands. If you have time though it is worth to walk around and explore this town and the port.

How to get to Lavrio

Lavrio from Athens, depending on traffic is about one hour away. You should allow for ample time if you have a boat to catch as the traffic can cause big delays.

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Things to do in Lavrio

Fish market / restaurants

Just behind the main waterfront there is the fish market area where you will find many restaurants. Enjoy local food and fresh fish; taste some of the delicacies that Mediterranean cuisine offers.
The restaurants are frequented by locals and you can immerse yourself in the local culture.

Around the port / cafes

The port of Lavrio is also a marina for sailing yachts. Along the key there are many cafes to sit and enjoy a drink.
Most of the cafes also offer WiFi free.

Temple of Poseidon

The temple of Poseidon at cape Sounio is one of the most impressive and awe-inspiring sights in Athens. The temple is majestic standing at the tip of the cape; it is one of the most loved sights in Greece.
It is a short drive of about 20 minutes from Lavrio to the temple of Poseidon and it is well worth it.

Museums in Lavrio

There are a couple of small museums in Lavrion:
1. Mineralogical Museum
2. Archaeological Museum

Make sure that you check open/close times before arranging a visit.

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